About kindyRock: Learning Songs for Kids 0-6 years old
Music helps children develop lots of skills as well as strong, healthy brains. Introducing small kids to music doesn’t just help them appreciate music, dance and do the actions for a song; it’s also a great way for them to learn, to develop new skills, and to train their brains.
But picking the right songs and creating musical activities that go with it (for daycare, playgroup, in the classroom or at home) can be tough.
That’s why kindyRock has created hundreds of songs, musical sessions, and even lesson plans and training for early childhood educators.
Meet our founder - Judi Cranston
We all wear many hats, and I'm no exception!
Mum, motivator, musician, mentor;
Survivor, swimmer, passionate traveller, positive thinker, dreamer, believe in the power of possibilities - and in music.
I'm a highly experienced teacher and lifelong student, and my journey, my values and my music have shaped who I am - and what I am now able to offer back to the world.
My Journey Before kindyRock
I was born in Auckland, the youngest of four children. I've always loved music and after gaining my degree (Bachelor of Music Education), I threw myself into teaching children of all ages - from preschool through to secondary.
I loved performing as well! So in 2005, I left teaching to unleash my inner rockstar: I founded a band called Famous Fish. We toured extensively around New Zealand, and were extremely successful in the corporate market. At the same time I developed the Famous Fish School of Rock, which went beyond the notes and music to provide inspiration and motivation.
In 2007, life threw up a challenge after breaking my knee on stage (ironically whilst performing Gary Moore’s “Walking”!) and as I couldn’t perform, decided to have a new focus.
Using my teaching background, I created kindyRock – a music education company. I have since dedicated my energy and creativity to provide musical resources for small kids, from newborn to 6-year-olds.